2000 Idaho “Reserve”
Always sparks some interest when a tasting panel or even a single reviewer puts that kind of tag on a wine… Quite a level of intensity to live up to.
Hells Canyon Winery does up some tasty Chardonnay. Yep, I can now say that I really like a Chardonnay from Idaho.This 2000 vintage Idaho Reserve Chard is all gold. It is actually a very thick, clean, and gold in color Chard that can show you very rich, full flavored and oaky tropical flavors and get you thinking of Idaho in a much different way. Sure I know that the Northwest is home to tons of stellar wines and Eastern Washington is blowing up right now with its killer Merlots, concentrated Syrahs and kickin’ Cabs, but when you start bringing Idaho into the mix many may not know of the possibilities that the Gem state may have to offer. Well that is what I’m here for. Think Hells Canyon Winery; around since 1980 and coming into wine competitions in the Northwest with some strong contenders.